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Judge orders former university staffer’s case to trial

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An assault case involving a former Connecticut university staff member will go to trial.

Christopher Dukes, former director of the Office of Student Conduct at Central Connecticut State University, was arrested in April 2018 when police say he assaulted his wife and bound her with duct tape in their Hartford home.

The New Britain Herald reports ( that Superior Court Judge Laura Baldini said in court Tuesday she didn’t see a reason to keep continuing the case and would put it on the trial docket.

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Baldini says the prosecution and defense are negotiating and the court will consider an agreement if they come to one.

Dukes has claimed in court that his wife was the aggressor.

Dukes is appealing his firing from the university. He remains free on $450,000 bail.


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